The SEC Is Just a Plain Mess At Referee Anymore

The evidence continues to collect against the Florida Gators’ comeback win against Arkansas this past weekend. While it takes a delusionally paranoid partisan to think that referees this incompetent could actually swing a game in one team’s favor and get away with it, Arkansas certainly received no favors.

Arkansas Florida Personal Foul
(This was a crucial personal foul call. On the guy on the left, of course; it’s not like the Florida player was trying to hit him or anything.)

But as referee calls seem to skew evermore toward the power programs of the SEC, casual fans can’t help but question exactly where the SEC’s priorities lie. Video evidence? Oh, there’s plenty of it.


(Doing the SEC no favors: the fact that Arkansas was flagged for doing something the SEC’s own refs pulled earlier. Incongruous details? No, we won’t have them! Conspiracy confirmed! Harrumph harrumph harrumph!)

The SEC provides the most egregious example of misbehavior, but it’s hardly an isolated incident. Look at this call from Arkansas-Florida:

Florida Arkansas Pass Interference
(Obvious no-call, of course.)

And then this ridiculous first-down call:

Tebow First Down
(No, really, Tebow had to get to the right side of the line for a first down. Your right.)

Embarrassing? Yes. Okay, we ddon’t actually have an allegory for the endgame of singing this deal. Just imagine us as little yippie barking dogs, unaccustomed to the world and practically begging for trouble. Let’s not indulge fools from here on out.